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 for Praise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Praise \Praise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Praised; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Praising.] [OE. preisen, OF. preisier, prisier, F. priser,
     L. pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See Price, n., and
     cf. Appreciate, Praise, n., Prize, v.]
     1. To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to
        laud; -- applied to a person or his acts. "I praise well
        thy wit." --Chaucer.
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              Let her own works praise her in the gates. --Prov.
                                                    xxxi. 31.
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              We praise not Hector, though his name, we know,
              Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe.
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     2. To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on
        account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to;
        to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the
        Divine Being.
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              Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all
              his hosts!                            --Ps. cxlviii.
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     3. To value; to appraise. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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     Syn: To commend; laud; eulogize; celebrate; glorify; magnify.
     Usage: To Praise, Applaud, Extol. To praise is to set
            at high price; to applaud is to greet with clapping;
            to extol is to bear aloft, to exalt. We may praise in
            the exercise of calm judgment; we usually applaud from
            impulse, and on account of some specific act; we extol
            under the influence of high admiration, and usually in
            strong, if not extravagant, language.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Praise \Praise\, n. [OE. preis, OF. preis price, worth, value,
     estimation. See Praise, v., Price.]
     1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered
        because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
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              There are men who always confound the praise of
              goodness with the practice.           --Rambler.
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     Note: Praise may be expressed by an individual, and thus
           differs from fame, renown, and celebrity, which are
           always the expression of the approbation of numbers, or
           public commendation.
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     2. Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage
        rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or
        extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by
        song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship;
        as, a service of praise.
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     3. The object, ground, or reason of praise.
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              He is thy praise, and he is thy God.  --Deut. x.??.
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     Syn: Encomium; honor; eulogy; panegyric; plaudit; applause;
          acclaim; eclat; commendation; laudation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an expression of approval and commendation; "he always
           appreciated praise for his work" [syn: praise,
           congratulations, kudos, extolment]
      2: offering words of homage as an act of worship; "they sang a
         hymn of praise to God"
      v 1: express approval of; "The parents praised their children
           for their academic performance" [ant: criticise,
           criticize, knock, pick apart]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "praise":
     acclaim, acclamation, accolade, acknowledgment, adoration, adore,
     adulate, adulation, aggrandize, apotheosis, apotheosize, applaud,
     applause, approbation, approval, approve, belaud, benediction,
     bepraise, bepraisement, beslobber, beslubber, blandish,
     blandishment, blarney, bless, bless the Lord, blow up, boast of,
     brag about, bunkum, cajole, cajolement, cajolery, celebrate,
     citation, cite, cognizance, commend, commendation, compliment,
     compliments, conceit, congratulation, credit, crediting, crown,
     crown with laurel, cry up, decorate, deification, deify, devotion,
     dignify, distinguish, do honor, doxologize, eloge, emblazon,
     encomium, endorse, endorsement, enhance, ennoble, erect, eulogium,
     eulogize, eulogy, exalt, exaltation, excessive praise, extol,
     eyewash, fair words, fawn upon, fawning, flatter, flattery,
     glorification, glorify, glorify the Lord, glory, grace, grease,
     hail, hallow, heighten, hero worship, hero-worship, homage,
     hommage, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, honor, honorable mention,
     hosanna, hymn, hymn of praise, idolatry, idolize, idolizing,
     incense, intensify, kudos, laud, laudation, lionize, lionizing,
     magnification, magnify, make fair weather, make much of,
     meed of praise, mention, oil, oil the tongue, ovation, overpraise,
     paean, palaver, panegyric, panegyrize, pay homage to,
     pay regard to, pay tribute, pay tribute to, plaudits,
     porter aux nues, praise God, prayer of thanks, pretty lies,
     proclaim, psalm, psalmody, puff, puff up, recognition, recommend,
     render honor to, resound, revere, reverence, revile, salute,
     sing praises, slobber over, soap, soft soap, sublime,
     sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy,
     thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, tribute, trumpet,
     uprear, venerate, veneration, wheedle, wheedling, worship

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